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Apply for a Community design online from €350

You can also apply using a paper form. *

Register your design
Fast and easy

Apply online

* We strongly recommend that you file your design online, using the RCD e-filing tool. The online tool has many advantages. Filing an application by fax is not recommended because the quality of the representation of the design(s) may deteriorate in the course of transmission or on receipt by the Office.
Please note, moreover, that it takes up to one month longer to process applications sent by fax. This is because we wait for up to one month (from the date of receipt of the fax transmission) for a confirmation copy before processing the application further. Once this period has elapsed, we proceed with the examination on the basis of the documents on file.

Fee structure

There are three types of fees relating to an RCD application: registration, publication and deferment fees.

Registration

230

Additional registration

2 to 10 = 115

> 11 = 50

Publication

120

Additional publication

2 to 10 = 60

> 11 = 30

Deferment of publication *

40

Additional deferment

2 to 10 = 20

> 11 = 10

* You can request the deferment of publication of a design. This enables you to maintain your original filing date without going public straightaway.


The fees payable depend on two factors

  • Whether the application contains one or more designs
  • Whether the publication of designs will be deferred or not

The fee structure for designs is as follows

  • A basic fee for a single design or the first design of a multiple application
  • A reduced fee for the 2nd to 10th designs
  • A further fee reduction per design, from the 11th design onwards

The registration fee and publication fee must be paid together when the application is filed. Where the application includes a request for deferment, the deferment fee replaces the publication fee. OHIM will not issue a request for payment.



Fees calculator

You can calculate the exact fee depending on the number of designs and whether or not deferment is requested.

Full list of RCD fees

List of fees of Commission Regulation (EC) No 355/2009 of 31 March 2009.

Payment methods

You can pay RCD fees by credit card, bank transfer or via an OHIM current account. OHIM provides an online service to current account holders giving access to all their current account transactions and information.

Credit card



Best for online applications, the method most recommended for most users.

Bank transfers



Bank transfers must be to one of the following accounts of OHIM.

OHIM current account



Recommended for professional users.



Fraudulent payment requests

Warning: misleading invoices

If you receive an unsolicited invitation regarding renewal, publication, transfer or any other procedure in connection with your RCD registration, DO NOT PAY IT until you have checked carefully to see what services are being offered and whether the source is official.


Here are some examples of fraudulent requests

More information

If you require any further information on financial issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Resources Department – Accounting and Treasury at

+34 965 139 100

+34 965 131 344

information@oami.europa.eu

Page last updated 11-12-2013